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Posts Tagged ‘anger’

How to foul Lebron

In Culture, Financial, Fresh, Personal, Popular Posts on June 1, 2011 at 10:17 AM

This was originally written on October 18th, 2010. I find it interesting to look back and see how appalled I was at Lebron’s plan for financial success. Now that the Heat are on the verge of winning their first championship, It’s worse than I had imagined. Here comes the lost decade of basketball.

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Politics in Numbers

In Politics on May 6, 2011 at 12:47 PM

As there is no shortage of opinions on what transpired this past Monday, here is a numerical look at Canada’s 41st General Election using the statistical stylings of the Harper’s index:

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Strictly Monetary Part IV: Why Being America is Awesome

In Financial, Strictly Monetary: A Series on February 6, 2011 at 10:43 AM

This is a short piece to describe why being the world’s reserve currency is awesome. It is a one-of-a-kind system that has done things that had never been done before. This piece will lead us into the history of how America got here in the first place, as well as the extremely controversial workings of the Federal Reserve.

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“renter rip-off”

In City, Criticism, Financial, Fresh, Personal on October 25, 2010 at 9:16 AM

The price of rents is a hot issue in Toronto as there are very few vacancies these days. For those of us that live in big rental complexes, you know, those old tall buildings with an always absent superintendent and strangers loitering in the front lobby, there is a coalition of concerned citizens that has formed a simple and pointed campaign at reducing rents: Fair Tax Fair Rent

I believe that this proposal would work, and generally speaking I get excited when “concerned citizens” want to take control of such an important thing such as the price of rents, but there is a huge flaw in the proposal.

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The Big Picture

In Culture, Personal, Politics on June 25, 2010 at 6:00 PM

You see this picture? I know the kid that did that. He and his friends waited until Waterloo was completely asleep, and they set out to spray-paint the town with their words. Since he was driving, the kid was completely sober that night, although it was anything but a sober operation. What they realized as they stumbled through the night, whispering, looking out, keeping the car running, was that their footsteps would go unnoticed because the people of this town rested deeply at night.